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December 20, 2013

Dhoom 3 - No fire, all cracked up

Dhoom -3 is going to go down as a big blemish on Aamir Khan's career. It is such a botched up film you got to wonder about the "so famous' skills of it's lead actor of choosing the right script. Don't get me wrong, i have been a fan of earlier Dhoom films and even though D:2 also had its own share of cheerful lack of logic, those potholes of logical loopholes got weighed down by the screen persona of Hrithik Roshan.

The loopholes are mind numbing : Why Chicago police or Bank of Chicago call 2 cops all the way from India? How a stammering Samar sing songs? Why Jackie Shroff did not pay installments by just selling the big circus and start small? You don't go into a Dhoom movie looking for logic, but this is so weird and so frustrating to see the talent, money and time being spent in not even working on the basics of a script.

Not withstanding that the central plot (if there is any, to speak of) is a clear rip off from Nolan's 'The Prestige', the sheer melodrama of the second half involving Aaaliya's character is an assault on the senses. To top of it, what is it with AK's furrowed expression all through the movie. I mean, come on you can't be THAT serious doing a Dhoom movie. The twitches, the snarls, the burrows, it's all so excruciating. God Forbid, he even does that tap dance with a smug. Grow up, old man!

PS: Katrina gets a whopping Rs. 5 crore for speaking 14 dialogues in Dhoom 3. That makes it Rs. 0.357 crore for one dialogue. You Wish!


Vrinda said...

People who stammer while talking can sing without stammering.

Coming to Katrina kaif, she's so damn gorgeous that I feel she is worth more than 5 crores :)

I'm with you for rest all points :D


Amit said...

Vrinda - Thanks for pointing that out. It's stupid of me to not realize that. This also reminded me of that masterstroke scene in Vishal Bhardwaj's Kaminey where to get a confession out of stammering Shahid Kapoor, the cop ask him to sing a song and tell the back story!.

Ben said...

Amir looks constipated throughout the movie. The best actor, of course, is the mobike closely followed by the auto-rickshaw. And whatever we see of Ms. Kaif is welcome ( especially in the strip tease item number)

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